Childhood injuries: extent of the problem, epidemiological trends, and costs.

@article{Roberts1998ChildhoodIE,
  title={Childhood injuries: extent of the problem, epidemiological trends, and costs.},
  author={Ian Roberts and Carolyn DiGuiseppi and Heather J Ward},
  journal={Injury prevention : journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention},
  year={1998},
  volume={4 4 Suppl},
  pages={S10-6}
}
Our Healthier Nation, a consultation paper from the Department of Health, identifies accidents as one of four key areas for improving the health of the population. It sets a target to reduce accidental injuries requiring a hospital visit or consultation with a family doctor by at least a fifth (20%) by the year 2010. The paper notes that accidents are the greatest single threat to life for children and young people. Treating injuries costs the NHS about £1.2 billion each year. Mental health is… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 22 extracted citations

Childhood accidents: injuries and poisoning.

Advances in pediatrics • 2010
View 12 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 16 references

An international study of the exposure of children to tra Y c

I Roberts, J Carlin, C Bennett
Inj Prev • 1997

Declining injury rates for children and young adults : the contribution of hospital care

I Roberts, S Hollis, F Campbell
BMJ • 1997

Injury mortality among children and teenagers in Australia, 1994.

Injury prevention : journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention • 1997

Injury mortality among children and teenagers in England and Wales, 1992.

Injury prevention : journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention • 1997

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…